What You Need to Know About The Yowza Boca Treadmill
Yowza is not as well known as other brands – they’re really only known to fitness professionals and people “in the know” in the equipment industry.
But they make some of the most innovative, runner-friendly treadmills on the market.
The Yowza Boca is a new offering for 2015 with a few completely off-the-wall options you’ve probably never seen before.
There’s the fan with air filter built right into the console, motion sensor control on the handrails and an intelligent scale that monitors your weight for you and works with the treadmill to keep you in a set range.
So is the Boca a good buy for you? Here’s a rundown of what you should know:
Price: $1999 + Free Shipping
Motor: 2.75 HP
Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
Belt: 20 x 60″
Footprint: 76″ L X 34″ W
Built-In Workouts: 7
Warranty: Lifetime Frame & Drive, 5 years on Belt, Deck, Rollers & Electronics, 2 year Labor
Yowza Bowca Treadmill Review – Benefits:
Intelligent Weight Management
The Boca comes with a Bluetooth wireless weight scale. This communicates with your treadmill to keep you in a target weight range. You weight yourself on the scale and it can sense even minute changes to your weight.
It will then communicate wirelessly to the treadmill and streamline a program to meet your target weight goals (so if you had a little too much at the buffet last night, don’t worry, your treadmill has you covered).
Here’s a video of how it works (warning: it’s a little over the top):
LiveLight App To Track Your Calories
The Boca also works with the myLiveLight application to give you the ability to track your caloric intake vs. calories burned while also tracking your meals, workouts and progress in real time.
SwingArm Suspension Cushioning
The Swingarm cushioning works to spread out the force of your impact evenly across the entire treadmill deck and reduce impact on your joints. It’s also great for calorie burn (you don’t fatigue as fast). Lab tests proved caloric burn improved up to 23% with this cushioning system.
Motion Control on the Handrails
You can control your speed with the swipe of your hand over the motion control sensors on the handrails – very cool. Plus, if you need to stop the treadmill in a hurry, you just hold both hands over both sensors (left and right).
Bluetooth To Connect Your Phone or Tablet Wirelessly
Use the Bluetooth technology to connect your smart phone or tablet wirelessly and stream music into the FitSound speakers. You can even get a call on your phone and talk to the person through the speakers. There’s also a tablet holder to watch your favorite movies (and connect the sound through the speakers).
3 Speed Fan With Air Filter
While most treadmills do have console fans these days, the Boca fan is something else. It’s super strong to keep you cool – and there’s even a built-in air filter on the console.
Free Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
A lot of people prefer the wireless heart rate monitor because it’s more accurate (and easier to use since you don’t have to keep grasping the hand sensors).
Yowza Bowca Treadmill Review – the Cons:
While you get all the basics for a good runners treadmill – there are a few things we thought were a bit lacking. For example, you only get up to 12% incline – not 15% as you’d expect at this price point. Also the motor is only 2.75 HP – again, you’d expect a bit more for a $2000 treadmill.
Great for Techies – But The Rest of Us?
This is the tech-lovers dream treadmill. But if you’re not really into Bluetooth or apps or intelligent scales (and there are some of us who are not), this treadmill might be lost on you.
The Yowza Boca deserves high praise for offering some completely new features that really push the envelope in terms of what your treadmill can do. It’s a great choice for a tech-loving, iPad, Bluetooth generation.
However at this price point there’s a lot of competition – and it does fall down a bit in terms of the basics like a super-tough motor or higher incline. You may want to compare it to leading models like the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 before making the final decision.
And if you want to see a promo video of the treadmill in action, scroll down.
Where to Buy and Save
You can get the new 2015 model right now direct from the Manufacturer. Plus if you use the link below, you’ll get an instant coupon on your purchase and Free Shipping.
Yowza Boca Treadmill – See How It Works
(Please note this isn’t the best promo video – try to get past the ditzy blonde and consider the treadmill itself!)